More Stephanie Earls Articles

  • Harley's Hope striving to help pets in southern Colorado

    Updated: Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    When someone knocked on the door of her family's Pueblo West house in the early hours of Nov. 10, 2013, Cheryl Gonzales expected bad news - an accident in the neighborhood or someone in trouble needing help. She was right, only the tragedy had yet to occur. Gonzales recalls hooking...

  • Tour puts gorgeous gardens on display

    Published: Sat, Jul 11, 2015

    Want a little Colorado Springs history with your horticultural showcasing? The 2015 FOX Open Garden Tour provides exclusive access to the grounds of private homes in the Old North End, where owners and designers have created some of the city's more impressive displays of residential...

  • Let the flags fly in your home landscape

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    When Kip Carey was designing a sign for his new shop, All About Colorado, he went looking for a state flag for inspiration. Flying the Centennial State's symbolic identity wasn't the breeze he'd anticipated. "I couldn't find one anywhere," said Carey, who decided then that he'd keep a...

  • Living fences make good neighbors, and a good yard

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    "Something there is that doesn't love a wall," wrote the poet Robert Frost. Clearly that something never lived next to a hoarder or a highway. "Whether it's a thing they don't want to look at or hear ... it's 'I love my neighbors, but it's nice to have privacy once in a while," said...

  • 'Sit-down' dinners improve seniors' lives, enrich families

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    When is the last time you had dinner with grandma and grandpa, or mom and dad? Was it your birthday, or perhaps Thanksgiving? Almost 75 percent of families surveyed said they only join aging loved ones for a "sit-down" meal on special occasions, according to research from Home...

  • Make the most of grill season by grilling most of the meal

    Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Procedure: Heat half of the grill to medium-high and other half to low. Set the head of garlic on its side and carefully slice off the top 1/2 inch to expose the tops of the cloves. Set the head on a sheet of foil, then drizzle it with the oil. Sprinkle generously with salt, then...

  • Athletes feel the squeeze of compression socks and sleeves

    Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    The humble cotton sports sock has no place in Erin Heberlein's serious training regimen. Before lacing up her shoes and heading out for a long run, she first wrangles on a pair of taut, knee-high compression socks. As a veteran endurance athlete and soccer player who's prone to...

  • Colorado Springs love bus more than just a groovy business

    Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    Mary Lynne Ashley learned some important lessons from her first love on four wheels. "Nothing lasts forever," except sometimes it kind of does. "You can't go back again," except sometimes you kind of can. And sweet talk will get you further than muscle - especially with a long...

  • Citizens invited to provide input on edible landscaping program

    Published: Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    El Paso County Commissioner Peggy Littleton will host a community discussion to gather input and gauge volunteer interest in an edible landscaping program being developed with El Paso County Parks. County residents and groups interested in the idea of edible landscaping, and those...

  • Pikes Pub: Summer arrives with a bash and brews

    Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Caution: Big weekend ahead. Official start of summer. Father’s Day. And, if the forecast holds, no rain and temps in the 80s and 90s. Celebrate with fellow craft beer fans — and balloons, food, arts and crafts — at Great Storm Brewing’s Midsummer Bash, noon-10 p.m. Saturday at the...

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